The Jackson County Detention Center houses both male and female inmates that are under bond awaiting trial, court order contempt charges, sentenced persons, and temporary housing for the North Carolina Department of Corrections. The Detention Center is run by Lieutenant Sheila Akins. The Center runs four, twelve hour shifts that are covered by one sergeant, and three detention officers. The Center maintains an inmate work release program, inmate work crew, and trustee program. These programs allow for a variety of different supervision techniques that best suits the needs of the prisoner and Detention Center. The Detention Center houses up to 72 inmates, and includes solitary confinement, master door releases for emergencies, smoke evacuation fans, and a secured area for prisoner pickup and delivery.
MALE AND FEMALE INMATE VISITATION SCHEDULE AS FOLLOWS:
WEDNESDAY ONLY FROM 9:00 a.m. – 11:30 a.m. and from 1:00 p.m. – 4:30 p.m.
• Visitors must be on the inmate visitation list.
• Visitors may bring money orders for the inmate canteen.
Detention Center telephone number: 828-586-2458
Lieutenant – Sheila Akins
The Jackson County inmate work crew program was initiated in 2004 by Sheriff Jimmy Ashe. Currently, Brandon Hooper provides armed supervision for the work crew. The work crew is comprised of willing inmates housed in the Jackson County Detention Center. Inmates that volunteer for service receive extra credit towards their sentences. The inmate work crew works for any non-profit agency within Jackson County. Routinely the work crew can be found assisting the Jackson County Public Works Department, and the North Carolina Department of Transportation. The work crew also assists in the roadside litter pickup programs.
Detention Officer Brandon Hooper
The Jackson County Detention Center has a full time nurse to assist inmates with their medical needs. The Detention Center also contracts a local physician for doctoral services.
Dr. Steven Dewees
Nurse Kathy Barnes